Long Beach Unified
Long Beach Unified pays for the cost of the SAT college entrance exams for its entire high school junior class.
In its first year doing so in 2015-16, the district doubled the number of students taking the SAT over the previous year. In addition to the fee waiver, LBUSD offers a free onsite, 38-hour SAT prep course and free PSAT tests for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. The initiative is part of the Long Beach College Promise, a partnership among the district, local colleges, and the city with a goal of giving every child the opportunity to go to college.